Advantages and Disadvantages of the Online Food Ordering System

Online Food Ordering App Development

This blog is for food tech startups and entrepreneurs, who are confused to develop online food ordering system for their business. Herein we have mentioned the advantages and disadvantages of the online food ordering system that food startups can check out and easily make a decision to invest.

Are you a foodie gazing always in your mobile app of online food ordering to find something newly introduced in your favourite restaurants?

Are you a restaurant owner who is now having chronic neck pain because of straining whole day long looking at the online orders for your restaurant’s food?

Be it any case, we bring something important for you to read today.

It is about the advantages and disadvantages of restaurant food ordering system. Before talking about the advantages and disadvantages of online food ordering system, let’s have a quick look at the market stats of online food ordering segment.

Some Important Stats of Online Food Ordering Segment

  • According to a Statista report, the revenue of online food ordering segment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.3% annually, anticipating to reach USD 134,490M by the year 2023 being currently of USD 94,385M in 2019.
  • These numbers show the active contribution of the working youth those are highly dependent on these online restaurant apps to feed their brains through tummies.
  • This surely comes as a blessing to the Modern-Gen who believe in doing what they are good at and in experimenting to develop and invent something new every day.

Be it any reason, just as everything has it’s own up and downsides, the online food ordering system has its pros and cons too. Moving ahead, let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of food ordering system as an admin of the restaurant or food delivery startup.

Online Food Ordering System

In this image, you have gone through the advantages and disadvantages as an owner of the restaurant, so let’s talk about as users. Herein we have discussed these advantages and disadvantages as users of the food ordering system or we can save food ordering apps.

6 Advantages of Online Food Ordering System

We have all the good things about the online food ordering system in this part.

1. Workaholics, don’t starve anymore

Being a profession-driven person, we afford to miss on our diet but never to miss on our deadlines.

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But not to worry anymore! You can quickly order your favorite quick munchies from one of the nearest restaurants and grab a bite in no while refilling up your stomach and you are back on the trail.

2. Ladies, you can enjoy the parties too!

When you finally have your long awaited guests coming home; Ladies, you can quickly order delicious food items, single or many, with just a few taps on your mobile screen.

Gone are the days, when you needed to boil yourself in the scorching heat in the kitchen cooking all the time for the guests. With the new food delivery system or online food delivery apps, ordering food has been easier than before.  

3. Urban restaurants, reach out to remote foodies

You captured the foodies of the complete city! Are you sure? Why not extend out the reach to the remote foodies.

With the online food delivery in place, you can be available to the remote food-lovers by being visible with your restaurant menu and giving the option to deliver in their area.

4. Pinchpenny? get cashback

You love the restaurant food but you want to save money as well, don’t worry. We have got discounts for you.

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With this online food ordering system, you get excellent deals for cashback and discount offers while ordering for delivery or eating at a restaurant.

5. Reserve that quite side table for your next gathering

Tired of facing the problem of last minute bookings and cancellations of the tables at the time of your gatherings.

You can now pre-book the preferred table for your preferred time of the meeting and get notified in advance if there is any cancellation and yet get a chance to book the table beforehand in another restaurant.

6. Restaurant owners, smile ear-to-ear seeing profit graph

Is your restaurant located amidst ten other restaurants serving similar cuisine of food? Are you worried about your profit seeing the competition?

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Being available online will give you an extensive reach to customers who order frequently from restaurants and you can get a smooth increase in your revenue in the same investment.

4 Disadvantages of Online Food Ordering System

This part may bring some tears with the disadvantages of this online system.

1. Deliverymen put themselves in danger

Whether it is a heat wave boiling down the city or it is snowing or raining heavily, a Delivery Boy is waiting outside the restaurant to pick and deliver your order.

Although we get the joy of our favorite food in any season, they are also humans who forget their human rights putting themselves in danger sometimes.

2. Disguised increased expense

We surely get attracted by yummy-looking food’s pictures on the app and a small but highlighting banner of cashback offer.

However, we forget that despite cashback, it is costing us higher than the food which we can cook with the groceries available using all our magical cooking skills and spend blindly ordering the food online.

3. Revenue conflicts between the restaurants and delivery providers

Not every restaurant owner can afford to employ ten delivery boys and bear all the transport and remuneration expenditure; so, they choose to contract with the delivery service providers through these apps.

However, despite automation in place, one can’t control everything through an automated system and conflicts occur between the restaurant owner and delivery providers regarding the payments.

4. Juggling with your health

Another disadvantage of online ordering system for your restaurant is even though when you go to a restaurant you won’t be seeing the material they use in that mouth-watering Pasta dish that they bring at your table, still, you can get it replaced if you find any faults.

However, you are again not going to know what they use, but you won’t be able to get it changed or sense any faults in it.

Also, due to the pressure of meeting up all the deliveries, the restaurants heat it up so quick that it kills almost all the nutrients of the food you eat.

Moreover, many cases have been noted where people who consume this type of food, face health issues such as food poisoning and consuming on a regular basis, makes you obese as well.

Well, it is all a part of the online food ordering system

As we all know, technology has brought many revolutions in the world and changed the way human beings used to live in ancient times. Like everything else, mobile technology has gifted us a lot whereas it has killed the mobility of humans.

Being a food tech startup or entrepreneur, if you have decided to develop an online food ordering system for your on-demand food delivery business or restaurant, you can get in touch with us and discuss your requirements.

We are a leading mobile app development company with the experience of developing over 20 on-demand food ordering and delivering apps. In fact, we do have special expertise in a range of mobile app development services to meet your food delivery business requirements.

In any case, if you still have any query or confusion related to online food ordering system development, how much does it cost to create on-demand food delivery apps like Postmates, Uber Eats, and GrubHub or what is the importance of developing an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) of an app or food ordering apps timeline, then just fill this contact us form. One of our sales representatives will get back to you shortly. The consultation is absolutely free of cost.

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This page was last edited on September 16th, 2020, at 8:15.

Author Bio

Jyoti Bharwani

Jyoti Bharwani

Designation: Content Manager

Jyoti Bharwani is a Content Manager at Space-O Technologies and has 8+ years of experience in the writing field. She has special expertise in writing about mobile apps and mobile app development. To write blogs, she meets business analysts, designers, and developers on a regular basis, who are involved in the mobile app development process. In her free time, she prefers answering Quora questions.


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